KT Rama Rao urges Centre to rescue 29 Telangana men held captive in Saudi

Hyderabad: NRI affairs minister Okay.T. Rama Rao has urged Exterior Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to rescue 29 migrant employees from Telangana, who’ve been held captive by Al-Hajry Overseas Agency for remaining 12 days in Saudi Arabia.

In a letter to Ms Swaraj, Mr Rao said that the Saudi employer has locked the staff in a room in Kanji metropolis of Saudi Arabia with out giving meals, water and medicine to them.

He supplied the contact number of one Mr B. Shekar, who contacted the TS authorities for help. These employees had requested depart to go to accommodate metropolis, nevertheless the agency wished each of them to pay US $50,000 and as well as refused to supply journey payments, Mr Rao wrote.

The shocked employees approached a Courtroom docket, which directed the employer to bear all journey payments and ship the employees inside three days. Nonetheless, throughout the meantime the company illegally confined them in a room, Mr Rao said, attention-grabbing to the minister to intervene and save the lives of the helpless employees.